Screw You Writer s Block

Discover How to Defeat Writer's Block (for Frickin' Good!)Tired of the usual "just keep writing" advice about writer's block?

Author: Michael Rogan

Publisher: Indie Pub Nation

ISBN: 1970119055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 227


Discover How to Defeat Writer's Block (for Frickin' Good!)Tired of the usual "just keep writing" advice about writer's block? Looking to (finally) eradicate writer's block and finish that mongo writing project you've been working on for years?Searching for a NO B.S., super-simple, uber-practical guide to getting past self-doubt and becoming the kick-ass writer you know you can be?Well, in "How to Kick Writer's Block in the @$%" you'll discover:¿How to Hack Your Brain for Maximum Awesomeness ¿How to Tell Your Inner Critic to F#$% Off!¿How to Build a Distraction-Free Writer's Cave¿How to Become a Writing Addict (Without Hardly Trying)¿How to Finish What You Start (Ever Time)¿and so much more!And each chapter includes easy-to-follow action steps to help you conquer writer's block (for good) - without attending a single New-Age seminar!So, why not begin your quest to defeating writer's!

Around the Writer s Block

I ignored my instincts and jumped. And sat on an inflatable doughnut for a week. In essence, saying, “Screw you!” to yourself and flinging yourself off a twentyfivefoot cliff is the ultimate example of disrespecting your resistance.

Author: Rosanne Bane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101597118

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Discover the tricks that your brain uses to keep you from writing—and how to beat them. Do you: Want to write, but find it impossible to get started? Keep your schedules so full that you don’t have any time to write? Wait until the last minute to write, even though you know you could do a better job if you gave yourself more time? Suddenly remember ten other things that you need to do whenever you sit down to write? Sabotage your own best efforts with lost files, missed deadlines, or excessive self-criticism? The good news is that you’re not lazy, undisciplined, or lacking in willpower, talent or ambition. You just need to learn what’s going on inside your brain, and harness the power of brain science to beat resistance and develop a productive writing habit. In Around the Writer’s Block, Rosanne Bane-- a creativity coach and writing teacher for more than 20 years-- uses the most recent breakthroughs in brain science to help us understand, in simple, clear language, where writing resistance comes from: a fight-or-flight response hard-wired into our brain, which can make us desperate to flee the sources of our anxieties by any means possible. Bane’s three-part plan, which has improved the productivity of thousands of writers, helps you develop new reliable writing habits, rewire the brain’s responses to the anxiety of writing, and turn writing from a source of stress and anxiety into one of joy and personal growth.

Writers Block

For a fleeting moment I thought how empowering it would be to stand on a corner and hold a sign saying, “Screw you all” instead of the typical “Will work for food.” But I relented. Let them keep their damn Pepsi ...

Author: Iuniverse Psas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595454617

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 120

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iUniverse, TEAM PSA is a diverse and talented group of 16 fascinating people. The Publishing Services Associates vary in backgrounds, age, education, and experience yet they are united by friendship, humor, stress, compassion, idealism, and a passion for literature. To better understand the authors they assist, they've taken on an exciting challenge: publish their own book. As these are the individuals that guide authors through the publishing experience, will they be their own worst enemy - just as doctors can be terrible patients and teachers can be challenging students? Will they fall victim to the extensive demands of the task? Or will they produce an exciting and entertaining anthology that is as diverse as the authors themselves, full of humor, inspiration, insight, prose, and poetry? Open the book and let the journey begin.

On Animation

That can easily screw you up, if they don't say yes. But I had writer's block if I didn't think of her as Dory. So, this was my pitch. I sent her the script. She read it, and when she called I said, “Hi, Ellen. I'm Andrew Stanton.

Author: Ron Diamond

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351657709

Category: Computers

Page: 372

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Be a fly on the wall as industry leaders Bill Kroyer and Tom Sito take us through insightful face-to-face interviews, revealing, in these two volumes, the journeys of 23 world-class directors as they candidly share their experiences and personal views on the process of making feature animated films. The interviews were produced and edited by Ron Diamond. Your job is not to be the one with the answers. You should be the one that gets the answers. That’s your job. You need to make friends and get to know your crew. These folks are your talent, your bag of tricks. And that’s where you’re going to find answers to the big problems - Andrew Stanton It’s hard. Yet the pain you go through to get what you need for your film enriches you, and it enriches the film. – Brenda Chapman Frank and Ollie always used to say that great character animation contains movement that is generated by the character’s thought process. It can’t be plain movement. – John Lasseter The beauty of clay is that it doesn’t have to be too polished, or too smooth and sophisticated. You don’t want it to be mechanical and lifeless. – Nick Park The good thing about animation is that tape is very cheap. Let the actor try things. This is where animation gets to play with spontaneity. You want to capture that line as it has never been said before. And, most likely, if you asked the actor to do it again, he or she just can’t repeat that exact performance. But you got it. – Ron Clements


I think to myself: Screw you, exhaustion! Look at what I can do! I call them screwyou pushups, and they feel awesome. (Confession: I just did a set, to fight writer's block!) What do all these powerups have in common?

Author: Jane McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698185500

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

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An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth In 2009, internationally renowned game designer Jane McGonigal suffered a severe concussion. Unable to think clearly or work or even get out of bed, she became anxious and depressed, even suicidal. But rather than let herself sink further, she decided to get better by doing what she does best: she turned her recovery process into a resilience-building game. What started as a simple motivational exercise quickly became a set of rules for “post-traumatic growth” that she shared on her blog. These rules led to a digital game and a major research study with the National Institutes of Health. Today nearly half a million people have played SuperBetter to get stronger, happier, and healthier. But the life-changing ideas behind SuperBetter are much bigger than just one game. In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain. She explains how we can cultivate new powers of recovery and resilience in everyday life simply by adopting a more “gameful” mind-set. Being gameful means bringing the same psychological strengths we naturally display when we play games—such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination—to real-world goals. Drawing on hundreds of studies, McGonigal shows that getting superbetter is as simple as tapping into the three core psychological strengths that games help you build: • Your ability to control your attention, and therefore your thoughts and feelings • Your power to turn anyone into a potential ally, and to strengthen your existing relationships • Your natural capacity to motivate yourself and super-charge your heroic qualities, like willpower, compassion, and determination SuperBetter contains nearly 100 playful challenges anyone can undertake in order to build these gameful strengths. It includes stories and data from people who have used the SuperBetter method to get stronger in the face of illness, injury, and other major setbacks, as well as to achieve goals like losing weight, running a marathon, and finding a new job. As inspiring as it is down to earth, and grounded in rigorous research, SuperBetter is a proven game plan for a better life. You’ll never say that something is “just a game” again.


Or the strange mind of a writer. ... How will the blind librarian help you in mid story when writer's block strikes? ... Should the story revolve around home repairs, rather than do some more swearing at a screw on a door hinge that ...

Author: Beth Daniels


ISBN: 9781365625596

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Having problems coming up with a plot for your novel? Or are you stuck behind a Writer's Block and trying to get things moving ahead on your story once again? In 60 WAYS TO PLOT OR DODGE WRITER'S BLOCK, multi-published novelist and writing instructor Beth Daniels supplies suggestions galore on how to either get back on track or create a storyline to entice and thrill readers. These ploys have been test run by Daniels herself in the novels she writes as Beth Henderson and J.B. Dane. They have also found favor with numerous fiction writing students in her over 70 various online workshops. Take any of these babies out for a test drive and see if your muse can keep from spinning new and exciting ways to tell the story you've longed to tell. Great ideas for beginning novelists and established writers looking for new ways to generate story ideas. For other Fiction Writing Aid books visit

The Kick Ass Writer

Screw Off for a Day, Willya? You get one day. One. Free pass. No writing ... Deny the Existence of Writer's Block If you're being skewered by a unicorn, tell the unicorn he doesn't exist. If you do that, he'll disappear in a puff of ...

Author: Chuck Wendig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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The journey to become a successful writer is long, fraught with peril, and filled with difficult questions: How do I write dialogue? How do I build suspense? What should I know about query letters? How do I start? The best way to answer these questions is to ditch your uncertainty and transform yourself into a KICK-ASS writer. This new book from award-winning author Chuck Wendig combines the best of his eye-opening writing instruction--previously available in e-book form only--with all-new insights into writing and publishing. It's an explosive broadside of gritty advice that will destroy your fears, clear the path, and help you find your voice, your story, and your audience. You'll explore the fundamentals of writing, learn how to obtain publication, and master the skills you need to build an army of dedicated fans. No task is too large or small for the kick-ass writer. With his trademark acerbic wit and gut-punch humor, Wendig will explain: • How to build suspense, craft characters, and defeat writer's block. • How to write a scene, an ending--even a sentence. • Blogging techniques, social media skills, and crowdfunding. • How to write a query letter, talk to agents, and deal with failure--and success! Whether you're just starting out or you need one more push to get you over the top, two things are for certain--a kick-ass writer never quits, and chuck Wendig won't let you down in this high-octane guide to becoming the writer you were born to be.

Four Weeks To Finished

of the matter is, you are human and humans get discouraged. Writers are humans too, by the way. ... No Such Thing As Writer's Block Uh-oh, I've angered some of you reading this. I mean, it is quite possible ... Screw me, right? Tough.

Author: Jake Bible

Publisher: Jake Bible Fiction LLC


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 84

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In Four Weeks To Finished, writers will learn important tips on increasing productivity and avoiding costly mistakes. In this era of instant gratification media, writers must produce at a faster and faster pace, making it possible to get their work into the marketplace more quickly. This, however, is easier said than done. With over fifty novels, published by three different publishers, Jake Bible has learned a lot about staying focused! He knows he has to stay at the top of his writing game because writing is money. And he's ready to share his experience! Whether an expert or novice, Four Weeks To Finished is a valuable tool to becoming a prolific author and mastering the job of writing for a living! "I found it engaging, funny, and informative. I was especially struck by the instruction to keep the ideas simple."- Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award "If you want to write more fiction and publish it consistently, you need to read and heed this book. Jake Bible finished three books and a novella while you read this."- Terry Mixon, bestselling author of the Empire of Bones saga and co-host of the Dead Robots Society podcast Keywords: writing, publishing, prolific, novels, published author Other books by Jake Bible: By Series: Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Z-Burbia Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Reign of Four By Genre: Science Fiction- Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Flipside Sagas The Salvage Merc One Series Drop Team Zero Outpost Hell Galactic Vice Agent Prime Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy Fighting Iron Series Mech Corps Reign of Four The AntiBio Series In Perpetuity Thriller/Action/Adventure- Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Blood Cruise Agent Prime Galactic Vice Post-Apocalyptic- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Fighting Iron Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Zombies!- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Horror- The Z-Burbia Series Blood Cruise Stone Cold Bastards Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Dark Fantasy- Black Box Inc. Series Stone Cold Bastards EverRealm YA/MG Novels- ScareScapes! (middle grade scifi adventure Intentional Haunting (2014 Bram Stoker Award Finalist- YA horror) Little Dead Man (YA zombie apocalypse)

The Love and Rockets Companion

GAIMAN: I will do things when I'm writing sometimes that I will not let myself know that I'm doing — which can be a bit of ... GAIMAN: That was actually an example I was going to give you. ... be tricky though; that can screw you up.

Author: Marc Sobel

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606995792

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Love and Rockets Companion: 30 Years (and Counting) contains three incredibly in-depth and candid interviews with creators Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez: one conducted by writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline); one conducted some six years into the comic’s run by longtime L&R publisher Gary Groth; and one conducted by the book’s author, spanning Gilbert’s, Jaime’s and Mario’s careers, and looking to the future of the ongoing series, with a follow-up conversation with Groth. This book has foldout family trees for both Gilbert’s Palomar and Jaime’s Locas storylines; unpublished art; a character glossary (which is handy, considering that Gilbert alone has created 50+ characters!); highlights from the original series’ anarchic letters columns; timelines; and the most wide-ranging Hernandez Brothers bibliography ever compiled, including album and DVD covers, posters and more.

The Pocket Idiot s Guide to Beating Writer s Block

Don't use baseless excuses like this to avoid a writing class. Their purpose is to provide learning, structure, and community—not an arena where you get to judge your classmates (and they get to judge you). Writing is a lonely pursuit, ...

Author: Kathy Kleidermacher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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"Write it off, work it out, get it done." An eminently practical guide to getting unblocked and writing again, "The Pocket Idiotas Guidea to Beating Writeras Block" includes dozens and dozens of tips, exercises, prompts, and more that will get the creative juices flowing. From something as simple as finding or creating a more comfortable place to work, to assigning a week to strengthening oneas weak points, this is the book to get writers back on track. aTakes a practical, not psychological, approach aAction-oriented tips aUseful for all kinds of writingafiction, poetry, screenplays, term papers, articles, and more.

Poetry from a Guy with Writer s Block

A er all we have ee will Damn, I can't pass it up how about you? Fight it, Fight it. Screw this I am taking the hrihe. [ will let you make your own decisions. That hurts That feeling we have when we are about 26 Bribes.

Author: Stephen Fashoro

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595229529

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Poetry From a Guy With Writer's Block utilizes poetry to provocatively delve into the mind of a young, black teen in today's America.

Authors Rep

On this cloudy Monday, for the first time in his life, this week, Gerry found himself smashed up against a solid brick writer's block. There were two quick raps on the ... screw you too, you bleedin' arse-licking poof,” she responded.

Author: Elliott Capon

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press

ISBN: 9781624204906

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 408


The story of Authors’ Rep is that the world’s most successful horror writer (who is possessed of two attributes: boyish good looks and lovable charm, making him a P.R. delight; and an I.Q. that any self-respecting snail could top) believes that his literary agent secures “his” novels for him by buying quality manuscripts from their authors, which are then published under his name. In fact, the agent’s reader, a Princeton-educated MFA, is also a professional killer, who, upon finding a worthy novel in the slush pile, is dispatched to kill the author, thus leaving the property free and clear. Our main protagonist, a bored and unhappy writer for a two-bit NY-based soap opera, gets his novel to the agent, who thinks it’s the best thing he has ever read. However, our Princeton grad murders not the author, but two other people: this leaves our agent with the dilemma of two “authors” of one great book.

How The Hell Do You Write A Book

Are you ready? Writer's block is a myth. It's a condition invented by people who aren't willing to sit down and Do The Work. ... You won't give yourself permission to screw this up, so I'm giving you permission to screw it up.

Author: Vicky Fraser

Publisher: Moxie Books

ISBN: 9780463526286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

View: 654


It's never been easier to write and publish your own business book... right up until the moment you sit down to start. In this entertaining page-turner of a guide, author and book-writing expert Vicky Fraser breaks down years of experience writing and self-publishing for herself and a host of clients to share everything you need to write your own business book – and use it to grow your business. You'll discover: * How to overcome the Blank Page Of Doom – permanently. * Why your Inner Dickhead wants to sabotage you, and how to stop it. * Where to find inspiration and how to cultivate your hidden creativity. * How to avoid looking like an amateur (tips and tricks to make you look like the professional you are). * Why tedious writing is "fear masquerading as professionalism" – and how to add a little outrageous flair. * How to destroy fluff and waffle so your business book isn't overstuffed and dull. * What to do at the end of your book so your reader yells, "Shut up and take my money!" * Why authors abandon their book projects – and how to make sure you finish yours. * And much more... Grab a copy of How The Hell Do You Write A Book now to unleash your inner author and write the book that could transform your business.

Conversations with Grace Paley

GP : I think people have writer's block because they don't really write things down . ... You have blocks when either you have nothing to write about or you are just going dead ahead . If you just write ... If I screw up , I screw up .

Author: Grace Paley

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878059628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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With firm authority Paley discusses topics of wide range, many of which she describes as personal discoveries. She includes politics and environmentalism, the family and human relationships, the impact of background and education, the moral importance of community, feminism and women's liberation, the sexual self and role enforcement, America's need for communality and women's creative response to it, the art of teaching, and the importance of friendship.

Writer s Block

Angie's sister was thoughtful enough to invite me tonight so that I might meet some of you.” “I gotta drag th' professor ... Th'Dog was supposed to be done weeks ago, but we've had one screw-up after another. Now Lenny's drifted away ...

Author: Julian Padowicz

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: Fiction


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A sensational new novel from the award-winning author and filmmaker Julian Padowicz. From his miserable childhood to his mediocre career as a college professor, fate had not been kind, or even terribly fair, to "Kip" Kippur. But Kip's luck changes when he inherits a house in a small coastal village in Massachusetts. He chucks his previous life and moves there to write the Great American Novel—a thinly disguised autobiography. As Kip struggles to transmute a leaden life into golden fiction, he finds himself alone and rudderless in a strange community. He stumbles into a mysterious murder, an awkward romance, a married lady's hot tub, an unusual proposal of marriage—and an invitation to sail to Florida, during storm season, in a sailboat of questionable seaworthiness, with an autocratic captain and a homicidal crewmate. But Writer's Block is more than just the tale of a late-life crisis gone terribly awry. It's also an intriguing portrait of a small town and the complex people who inhabit it. It will keep you riveted all the way to its crashing conclusion.

Path of Least Resistance

At first, I thought he said “knocked up” but I realized he meant blocked, as in a writer's block or something. He said the circumstances were making it difficult to “read the future.” “Why don't you give the Psychic Network a call?

Author: Marcus C Parr


ISBN: 9780578031941

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 228


A screenwriter who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder is pitching a script about a biological weapon that threatens to end all life on earth. Hollywood wants to make his movie, but the screenplay is unfinished. As he completes it, scenes within the screenplay begin to come true. No one knows whether he is a microbiologist who genetically engineered a new viral pathogen that could end all life on earth or whether he's just another lying opportunist trying to make a disaster movie. PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE is a tale about how simple choices can change the course of our lives, and about the strained relationships between fathers and sons, even surrogate fathers and sons. It is about the choice of one man who, by sacrificing himself to save the life of another, may have saved the world. And it is about how motion pictures are made. It is about a mysterious old man who has written a screenplay that comes true. (328 pages)ISBN: 978-0-578-03194-1

The Devil s Guide to Hollywood

If they screw you over, write about it. It's okay to bite the hand that feeds you. Ben Hecht, the king of all screenwriters, ... en Hecht hired writers to “block out and draft” scripts, which )he then revised and called his own.

Author: Joe Eszterhas

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466852419

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Mike Ovitz told him his Wilshire Blvd. "foot soldiers" would hunt him down. He's antagonized almost everyone at the top in Tinseltown. And now, Joe Eszterhas tells everything he knows -- in brief, quotable bursts -- about the business, the history of Hollywood, and how to write screenplays that make millions. Idiosyncratic, gruff and as shaggy as Eszterhas himself, The Devil's Guide to Hollywood makes a character/leitmotif of Eszterhas' fellow Hungarian Zsa Zsa Gabor ("Money is like a sixth sense that makes it possible for you to fully enjoy the other five."), and makes the case that Marilyn Monroe was the sharpest tack in Hollywood ("Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents."). Refreshing, dirty, tough, there's no book like it.

Buttered n Twisted Yarns

'Thank you dear,' he said, stroking his salt and pepper goatee. ... Angela and twelve year old Lacy had found it difficult tip toeing around Roland, particularly during those frequent periods of writer's block. ... 'Screw you mister.

Author: Norm Gillam

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595278459

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 626


Buttered 'n' Twisted Yarns is a collection of unusual short stories catering to the secret and dark desires that reside deep within all of us. There's something for everyone. The stories portray life in the extreme; the absurd; the comical; and the bizarre. Stories of love gone wrong; hate gone wrong. Life perceived through the eyes of children, and even animals. Buttered 'n' Twisted Yarns also contains historical, futuristic and supernatural tales. Buckle up and take a macabre ride on the action packed 5-minute fiction express. Come and meet some of the homicidal maniacs, gorgeous gourmets, pyromaniacs and credit card wielding ghouls that make up a gruesome cross section of everyday life.

Romancing the Rival

You're writing a book about your father? ... “I am so delighted to hear that listening to me prattle on about centerpieces and press releases can cure writer's block. ... I was going to tell you about the Screw Our Father committee.

Author: Kris Fletcher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101989265

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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In the small town of Calypso Falls, New York, one strait-laced woman is about to learn how to let loose--with the help of the last man she expects. Oldest Elias sister Bree has always been the pragmatic one, putting academics and family responsibilities before fun. Now in the final year of her doctoral program, she’s this close to achieving everything that she’s worked so hard for. There’s only one thing standing in her way—and his name is Spencer James. Spencer knows that Bree isn’t happy they’re working on the same committee. Back in high school, the pair were enemies, the hardworking Bree angry that Spencer always coasted to the top based on his family’s legacy. But now, Spencer is trying to stand on his own two feet for the first time. It would be easier to focus if Bree wasn't so distracting--and as time goes on, he can tell that Bree is feeling the same problematic attraction. Just when a truce between Spencer and Bree seems possible, the secret history between their two families comes to light, threatening not only Bree's career, but their budding romance. Praise for The Calypso Falls Romances "Kris Fletcher captured my attention with The Bridesmaid and the Bachelor but she cemented my fascination with Calypso Falls and the Elias sisters with Life of the Party. What a fun and emotionally charged story!--Romance Junkies "A fun and sexy second chance engaging story with good banter. Fans of Katie MacAlister and Jenna Bayley-Burke will enjoy The Bridesmaid and the Bachelor."--Harlequin Junkie

New York Magazine

Once you awaken to the beauty that surrounds you, the only thing to beware of is never feeling this gratified again. ... Coming off a two-year bout with writer's block, McLachlan says she had to psych herself up to commit to the tour.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.